Ascend, a national program supported by JPMorgan Chase, links business schools, business service-providing organizations, and Community Development FinancialInstitutions to create local support ecosystems for neighborhood-based, inner-city, and minority-owned businesses in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles,Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and now within Ohio cities! The program is an evolution of the 3-M Model developed by the University of Washington, Foster School of Business Consulting and Development Center. The basis of the model is that in many cases, minority owned businesses are impacted by three (3) significant business development gaps:
Ascend provides critical learning in skill areas highly valued by U.S. Corporations. The learning areas include:
Owners and senior executives of minority-owned companies who have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience running a business and at least $10 Million in annual sales.
All sessions will be held at The Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus Ohio. Classes meet once a month over a course of 5 months.
If you’re interested in participating in the 2021 Class or if you’re interested in sponsoring an MBE, please contact:
Program Manager, Ascend Columbus
If selected, the program registration fee is $500/MBE Company.